I have had those that I love, struggle with the thought of us adopting. Justin and I have an amazing peace that God has given us through out this. Not to say it does not make us sad but really what it has done is drive us to our knees. I will stay there about this until things change. If you would like to join please do!
One thing that I keep hearing is that, this is not reality. Some think this is not the right way to raise the birth children I have - that I am abandoning them with my unrealistic "idea."
First off, I am so thankful that each time I go to God's word about this, I walk away with a peace that so surpasses my understanding. I am not interested in doing this without a pure heart before God - first and foremost. This IS a step of faith. What does God's word say about taking a step of faith? I think you have to look at what faith is - " Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1 Certain of what we do not see! God asks his children over and over again to do things that do not make sense - please read Hebrews 11. I guess what God has shown me is that I am not the first child to step out and, in that step, have people be confused, frustrated and think I am crazy! Oh how I am thankful for God's word because He is the same yesterday and today and forever.
God's word IS reality! It has been around for a while and is the only perfect truth. Praise Him! You cannot say you believe in God and not his word.
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many will enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (NIV)